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Published March 03 2010

Moorhead protecting its north flank

North Moorhead is better protected against spring flooding than a year ago, the city engineer said Tuesday.

“We’ve been making some changes that will help,” Bob Zimmerman said.

The city of Moorhead on Tuesday evening held the last of three public meetings in which residents could learn more about what city officials have done, and plan to do, to prepare for spring flooding.

Tuesday’s meeting, which drew about 150 people, was for city residents living north of Main Avenue.

Improvements to the city’s storm sewage system will help, as will a new levee near the Moorhead Country Club, Zimmerman said.

Flooding was a big problem last spring in the country club area, he said.

Moorhead resident Dennis Loock, who owns Muffler Man in Moorhead, attended Tuesday’s meeting.

He said he didn’t have any particular questions or concerns about potential flooding this spring.

“I just want a better idea of what the city is doing,” he said.

To help prepare for flooding in north Moorhead and the rest of the city, Moorhead officials have created eight “neighborhood zones.”

City personnel will be assigned to each zone, working closely with residents of that neighborhood, Zimmerman said.

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